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Henry Carpenter (b. Sep 07, 1673, d. 1750)Henry Carpenter (son of Henrich Zimmerman) was born Sep 07, 1673 in Wofensvill, Berne Canton, Switzerland, and died 1750 in Piquea, Lancaster Co, Pa.
Notes for Henry Carpenter:
NAME: Zimmermann is a German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational name for a carpenter -- Zimbermann in Middle High German. Sometimes our ancestors used the English-version of their surnames after they immigrated.
Ref: Red notebook of Catharine F. Borden Mason in possession.
Found a paragraph from "Ship Passenger List's", Pennsylvania and Delaware 1641-1825. The following is a rough translation from the original passage written in German: Immigrant in Pennsylvania before 1700. Almanac on behalf of Auslanddeutsche clan (1736), 53-54 [lancour No. 116]
Zimmerman, Heinrich a doctor from Switzerland 1698, son Emanuel, leader of the group to Pennsylvania. He had seven sons whose families consisted of six people. They changed their name to Carpenter. Maria Margareta Zimmerman, a widow was with Magester Johann Jakob who was the arranger of the group of immigrants to Pennsylvania with four children, 1694 immigrants.
Per Greg Shively post in FTM forum: Heinrich came to America twice. Once to the new land and second to stay. Tombstone Inscription from the Carpenter Church Graveyard on Route 772 between Talmadge and Leola, PA reads: " 'Heir Ruht Doctor Heinrich Zimmerman' Starborn AprilXVII-MDCCL-XXIII Alt. LIXIAHR VIHMY IIIT."
From The Pennsylvania-German Vol. XI, No.2 February 1910,
"A CARPENTER FAMILY OF LANCASTER", by A.Y. Casanova, Phillipsburg, PA.
"This son Heinrich only will occupy our attention for he became the American pioneer ancestor of the Lancaster family of Zimmerman that later bore on the name of Carpenter. As a youth, Heinrich the younger, seems to have chafed at being confined within the limits of his commune in Switzerland, and, after a not over peaceful course of study in the village school, he obtained the parental consent and enlisted as a soldier in the armies of Louis XIV of France, in whose armies he appears to have served for some time.
Heinrich is described at that time as being a splendid specimen of hardy and daring manhood. An expert with the sword and pike and fond of adventure. He fretted under discipline, and being dark featured, black hair and black eyed, was called the 'Black Henry.' After his term of military service had expired, he returned to his home studied medicine, and during the stay won the affections of his future wife, Salome Ruffner, or Ruffener, born December 28, 1765 in the neighboring village of Blumenstein, who was the widowed daughter of the Marquise deFontenoy. His financial resources did not permit him to marry then; the New World offered at the time great opportunities to thrifty young men in the Province of Pennsylvania, the advantages of which colony had been well advertised by William Penn throughout the districts of the Upper Rhine, and the glowing reports having reached Heinrich, he became restive to sail for America to better his fortunes. In pursuance of this desire,he traveled to London, via Rotterdam, and visited Penn's London Offices to obtain detailed information about Pennsylvania and to ascertain what inducements were offered to prospective settlers. Later, passage was taken in a vessel, and he arrived in Germantown in the new colony in 1698 where he was welcomed by the Swiss residents who had preceded him. Exploring trips were undertaken by our young pioneer in order to acquire a better knowledge of the new country, and about the year 1700 he returned to his native land full of enthusiasm to bring his relatives and some of his neighbors to Pennsylvania.
The proverbial conservatism of the Swiss tried to chill Heinrich's immigration scheme, but did not cool his love for Salome. He married her in the year 1701. His neighbors, however, looked with favor on his plans, but before taking any decisive steps resolved to send an agent to America to verify the traveller's alluring narratives. This delay annoyed Heinrich, and his restless spirit drove him to become identified with an armed rebellion which took place against the established government. The attempt, though unsuccessful, earned for him the title of the 'Swiss Patriot' given to him by the early historians of the Province.
The untoward result of his struggle for freedom compelled Heinrich to seek safety in flight. The family tradition, on the other hand, is that being a communicant of the German Reformed Religion, he was desirous of escaping the religious persecutions then prevalent in his country, and that he did not deem it consistent with true religion to persecute persons who professed a different faith from his own. Friends essayed to force him to renounce the doctrines of the Reformation and wanted to retain him Switzerland. In order to hold him at home, they planned to kidnap his wife, thinking he would not leave without her. Salome, however, was bent on going with her husband, and when Heinrich heard of the plot, he secretly obtained a small boat which he tied to a spot on one of the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons, or Luzerne, to await a favorable opportunity to escape.
Heinrich and his family left their home one day for the lake. He had armed himself, and this precaution was not taken in vain, for they were attacked on the road by hussars who tried to prevent their departure. Dr. Seymour Carpenter in his version of the incident informs us that the hussars were mounted and armed with sabres and spears. As the latter drew near, Heinrich ordered them to halt, and not being heeded, attacked them with stones. The horses became restive, the hussars were compelled to dismount, and Heinrich taking advantage of this delay in the hostilities, ran to the boat. He was fleet of foot, but before reaching the boat one of the hussars who had pursued him seized Heinrich's coat tail and an unhappy ending to the adventure might have resulted had not Salome, who was in the boat, seized an oar and by a well directed blow, felled the hussar. Heinrich sprang aboard, pushed off, and in this dramatic manner escaped from the land of his birth.
More hospitable shores then received them. Tradition further informs us that Heinrich also practiced the trade of carpentry, and on his way to America, he sojourned in England where he was presented with a large auger and other tools by Queen Anne for use in the new country.
The family arrived in Germantown about 1706. A house was purchased. Heinrich practiced the medical profession, acquired money, bought lands and gradually improved them. He was allowed to take possession of several hundred acres of land provided he went sixty miles west of Philadelphia. In 1710 two hundred acres of land in the present limit of Lancaster county were purchased by him, and in 1712, five hundred and seventy-two more acres were registered in his name. In the year 1717, when he already was the owner of about 3,000 acres of fine land on which the pioneer had erected a two storied dwelling house with an out kitchen, the family moved to the new location in this county but the children continued attending school in Germantown.
It should be noted here that William Penn on issuing patents for lands arbitrarily changed foreign names to English equivalents, often translating the patronymics, metamorphosing the early primitive names, and we find Zimmerman anglicized by translation to Carpenter in the deeds and naturalization papers of American pioneers of this family. Dr.Henry, son of the pioneer, however, had his name changed as above noted by a special act of the Pennsylvania Assembly. The correct orthography of a given family name is not always maintained in the records, but this family is one of the few whose patronymic has come down to unchanged after assuming the name of Carpenter.
Heinrich Zimmerman died about the year 1749 and his wife had preceded him to the majority in the year 1742. They had the following children: Emanuel, born 1702, died 1780; Gabriel, born 1704, died 1767; Christian, born 1707; Salome, born 1709, died 1736; Henry, born 1714, died 1773; Daniel, born 1716, died 1764; Jacob born 1717, died 1771; and Mary, born 1722, died 1750. The first two children were born in Europe, and the remainder in Pennsylvania. These children and the descendants united with some of the leading families of Lancaster county, but the limits of this article only permits us to lightly sketch the children of Heinrich making only short references to some of his later descendants, some of whom became prominent in the history of their county and State. The pioneer's descendants are very numerous at present and may be found in every Sate of the Union, but distant though they may reside from the Keystone State, many of them travel back at vacation time or home week celebrations to visit the early home of their forefathers."
Henry /Carpenter/ IMMI DATE 1707 To Pennsylvania
Known as "Henry"Hans John Zimmerman The source for this couple being parents of Christoper / grandparents of Nicholas is a letter by the grandson Christopher found in the Marietta Ohio meusem letter dated 8-28-1827 -- Marietta Ohio "My grandfather, Christopher Carpenter emigrated from Germany, whose name in German was Zimmerman which in English is Carpenter, owned a farm of about 400 acres within 9 miles of old Chasburg (?0 Lancaster Co., Pa. on which were good houses and barns -- and died about 1780-82 leaving 3 children Nicholas, Christopher and Barbara --intestate. By law of Pennsylvania the eldest son inherited by Primegeniture and that his father Nicholas was the eldest son.
His father Nicholas removed from patterson Creek to W Va. and on 4 Oct 1791 at Carpenter's run about 5 miles above Marietta, which falls into Ohio River from Va. side at Carpenter's Bar in Ohio was killed by Indians and had lived at or near Clarksburg had 13 children, 10 of whom were living at his death. Sarah powell (now 1827) a widow in new Boston, Ohio; Catherine Sleeth married in Lewis Co., Va.; David Carpenter near Clarksburg, Va.; John of Logan Co., Oh; Margaret Brown of Lewis Co., Va. ; Christopher of Marietta; Joseph of Bellfonte Logan Co., Oh; Tho mas of Bellfonte; and Eliza Clemens and Ann Powell of Belfonte That John Carpenter of Lancaster Co., Pa soon after his grandfather's death ( altho no relation to the ancestor) took possession of the 400 acres farm and died only 3-4 years ago (abt 1823) That Nicholas, his father, nor any of his children alive have taken pains to examine into the claim to the Pa. farm and that his is informed that it belongs to the heirs of Nicholas, his father. " Carpenter's Bar took its name from the circumstances that took his father who was killed there in 1791. This letter was written in hand of David Putnam 1827 for Christopher Carpenter.
Known in America/Pa as Henry Carpenter --changing from Zimmerman to the Americanized form of Carpenter, Death: 1749 in Pequea, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania , Christening: 7 SEP 1673 Wattenwil, Bern Canton, Switzerland , Burial: Pennsylvania 4 Ancestral File #: 8PS4-23 Ancestral File #: C2LD-M9 Occupation: Doctor & Professional Soldier , Event: Henry Carpenter AKA 1 from Thomas A. Stobie, SFO
Rather than list the Carpenter/Zimmerman genealogy of Dr. Heinrich Zimmerman, I'm going to refer you to George & Ginger Jansen's web site for an on-line listing - go to http://revolution.3-cities.com/ for the list of his siblings.
Dr. Seymour D. Carpenter's Book covers the history and descendants of Dr. Heinrich Zimmerman (Carpenter) of Switzerland who came to Pennsylvania in 1698 and in 1706 (to stay)! This line is not covered in Broderbind's CD. You should know that Seymour D. Carpenter wrote only about the descendants of Henry Zimmerman(Carpenter) of Wattenwil, Berne Canton Switz who came to PA in 1698. You will find none of these in NY. Most of the NY Carpenters are descended from the English Carpenters of Rehoboth MA Seymour's book is very entertaining. I have 3 originals.(sorry, they are for my brothers). There is one in the Crerar medical library in Chicago(Seymour was a doctor before he became a banker at Cedar Rapids Iowa). Unfortunately some of his stuff is wrong. For example he claims to have found the record of Henry's wife's birth at Blumenstein in Berne Canton, but the cited record on LDS microfilm shows that the mother not the the child was Salome Rufener, and the child was a boy surnamed Kreb?.
Other errors are the connecting an Irish Robert Smith to Emanuel Carpenter's wife Maria Smith, when her greatgrandfather Hans Schmid and his wife Elizabeth Schmid(a second cousin) were deported down the Rhine in 1709 from Fruti gen in the Bernese Oberland. Now that the Swiss records are available on microfilm, perhaps a lot of someones will be able to compete Seymour's work. As near as I can tell all of the ancestors of my great-greatgrandfather Augustine Carpenter (1810-1891) of Perry township, HockingCo OHIO were of Swiss ancestry. I have corrected my lineage on my website but have no doubt made may more errors which you will tell me about.
See http://revolution.3-cities.com/ Ginger Virginia Carpenter Jansen Richland WA
"The German Ancestry of the Jansen daughters" Heinrich came to America twice --once to see the new land and the 2nd time to stay profession was that of a doctor They were simple, hard-working, well-to-do-burghers, their ancestors having lived in the valley of Bernese Oberland for many succesive generations Wattenwyl is a small parish in the district of Seftigen, Canton Bern, Switzerland situated at the foot of Buergistein and Gurmigelberg, in a small plain watered by the Guerbe. Its location is about 26 kilometers from Bern. "Young Heinrcih Zimmerman returned to his native land, probably after the peace of Ryswick in 1696, Louis ZIV, being in some cases in a great hurry to disband the regiments raised for him by Bern and Zurich. It was probable at this time that he was apprenticed to a doctor. He had grown up to be a man of fine physical proportions, fully 6 feet tall with black hair and black eyes, and a very dark complexion. I have often heard my grandfather describe him, he having received the information directly from his father, who had known "old" Heinrich. He must have taken an active interest in politics, for tradition says he was engaged in some rising against the ruling classes. It must have been about this time that he fell in love with the pretty girl from the neighboring village of Blumenstein, Salome Ruefner. The record of her baptism reads as follows: 1675 -- Dec 28 was christened Salome Rufener. Witnessess: Peter Kuenzi, Magdaline Schwendinnen, and Barbli Zherr. Blumenstein is a village smaller than Watenwyl, situated a little further up the valley, just under the noble peak of "The Stockholm" Heinrich now begins to make serious plans for the future.
There was much talk in Berne at this time about the New World and the Colonies, where freedom of conscience was guaranteed under the mild reign of Queen Anne. Many were now turning their eyes in that direction. Some wanted to escape war; some wanted to be freed from religious persecutions'; some wanted to go where no other religion but theirs would be tolerated; some went to make money; and others went because they had to." Dr. Seymour Carpenter "Genealogical notes of Carpenter Family" about 1710 he acquired his first land in what is now Lancaster County, Pa --the tract contained 200 acres. 2 years later he bought of Christopher Franciscus, a Swiss settler, a tract of 572 acres which was partially improved. This land included a "fine spring" , TOMBSTONE: inscriptions from the Carpenter Church graveyard , on route 772, between Talmadge and Leola, Pa. "Heir ruht Doctor Henrich Zimmerman Starborn April, XVII-MDCCL-XXIII Alt. LIXIAHR VIHMY IIIT"
Six feet tall, black hair and black eyes, and a very dark complexion.Also known as "der Scwarze Heinrich," the black Henry.
In many respects he was the wild black sheep of the family.Once old enough to wield a pike and use a sword, he gave his father no peace until he gave his consent for his son to enroll as a mercenary soldier for Louis XIV of France, Heinrich was probably mustered out in 1696 at 23 following the peace of Rijswijk (in which, among other thins, Louis XIV recognized William of Orange as king of Great Britain, and an agreementwas reached that the Palatinate, already boiling
In 1698, Heinrich went to London to find out about the land William Penn had in the colonies and then went to Germantown near Philadelphia to check out the land.
In 1706, he joined in another struggle with the government in Switzerland and had to seek safety in flight.He had his wife Salome and two children, Emanuel, aged four, and Gabriel, aged two.Two Hussars chased them and Heinrich would
Brought family from Berne to America in 1706 (1708)
They preceded the Bernese mentioned in a letter from William Penn himself, dated April 4 1710, which indicated that fifty or sixty "Swissers called Memonists" were then on their way from Holland..."
Born Heinrich Zimmerman, emigrated from Berne 1708 to America, obtained a grant of land from William Penn in Lancaster County, Pa, when named was anglicized to Henry Carpenter under Proprietary Charter.
Naturalized in 1729, when by an act of the General Assembly, he and his sons, Emanuel and Gabriel, who were born in Switzerland, were admitted to full citizenship.
By 1717 he had something over 3,000 acres at Pequea, Lancaster County, PA.He built a house of hewed walnut logs, 24 ft square and two stories high, with an adjoining kitchen, 18 by 20 feet, one story and 6 Redemptioners to do the work on
Practiced medicine in Pennsylvania from 1698 to 1747, excepting the six years spent in Switzerland.
He established himself in the practice of medicine in Germantown, where he bought a house and some land in the vicinity.He became friends with Pastorius and Wistar, and the other founders of the German community.In 1717 he moved to
The inception of the Union FireCompany was over two centuries ago in 1742.On August 14th, 1760 the founders of the Union No. 1, the oldest volunteer fire company in America... Inasmuch as conservation of property was important to
When he died, the family jointly owned several thousand acres of land, fairly well improved, grist and sawmills and hemp and flax factories, distilleries, and each son had a profession.
SWISS ANCESTRY of the JANSEN DAUGHTERS
Ancestors and Descendants of
Perry Twp., Hocking Co. Ohio,
Olin, Rome Twp., Jones Co. Iowa,
& Ragan, Harlan Co. Nebraska
History 314 The Family Zimmerman by Virginia Carpenter Jansen 4 February 2002 Wattenwyl is a quiet village in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, at the foot of the Buergistein and Gurmigel mountains. It is on a small plain watered by the Guerbe River and filled with meadow land and orchards. Born to Heinrich Zimmerman and Anna Megert was their second child, a son named Heinrich on 7 September 1673. His older sister, Elizabeth died as a child. The Zimmerman family consisted of four sons and five daughters. Switzerland had instituted public instruction in 1676 so the children went to the village school.
Heinrich was reportedly an unruly child who liked to roam the surrounding hills and mountains. He had been raised in a household where tradition rules, was interested in politics and voiced discontent of the ruling class. He grew tall, being over six feet in an era when five foot seven was an average height and strong, being able to use a pike and sword well. As a young man he reportedly gave his father no peace until he was allowed to hire out as a mercenary soldier under the flag of France probably until the peace of Ryswick in 1696.
After returning from France, Heinrich began an apprenticeship in Bern to become a doctor. At this time there was much talk in Bern about the New World and the English Colonies where freedom of conscience was guaranteed under the reign of Queen Anne.William Penn had made many trips to the continent where he combined talks of his religious doctrine and description of his province in the New World. Heinrich decided that he would go to the Pennsylvania and report back to friends and relatives in Bern.
In 1698 Heinrich embarked on his journey to Pennsylvania which would take between six weeks and three months. The voyage would be made in a small vessel which took hauling two tons of cargo (including people) with conditions which we would find intolerable. All vessels to the New World had to first make port in England before the ocean trip. The passengers had to bring all their possessions they would need in the Colonies as well as the food they would need on the voyage. There were many times when there could be no fires allowed so the only food was cold and usually wormy.
Upon arrival in Pennsylvania Heinrich traveled to Germantown where most of the Swiss people had settled. He apparently spent a good deal of his time traveling the surrounding area looking for suitable land to settle a large number of people he hoped to bring over from Switzerland. He spent between eighteen months and two years going about the country from the head of the Chesapeake Bay and up the
Susquehanna to where Harrisburg now stands.
In 1700 he returned to Switzerland and found that his family had made their peace with the government of the ruling class. He was enthusiastic about the New World and was anxious to return with a emigrant colony. His family and neighbors listened to his stories but discounted them as being too good to believe, but Heinrich perservered and finally an Emigration Society was formed and acting;
they resolved to send two people to Pennsylvania. Franz Louis Michel was selected to go to the New World but land speculators he met in London on the trip west told him that Virginia or South Carolina had a much better climate than Pennsylvania.
While in Switzerland at this time he returned to living at his parents' home and practicing medicine. Heinrich also revisited the neighboring village of Blumenstein to court Salome Rufener whom he married in 1701. Their first son named Emanuel was born in 1702, followed by Gabriel in 1704.
By 1706 Heinrich was impatient to return to Pennsylvania and was dismayed that the Emigration Society had decided to go to North Carolina. Having a little trouble with his anti-government philosophy, Heinrich went ahead with his own immigration. It is thought that his brother Hans also emigrated with him but in 1710 when the Emigration Society arrived and settled in North Carolina, Hans moved there. Upon his arrival, he moved to Germantown which had been flourishing during the six years of his absence. He must have had considerable money when he arrived as he bought a house and land in the vicinity. His family increased with the births of Salome, Christian, Daniel, Mary and Jacob. He remained in Germantown and prospered for several years.
The year 1710 found Heinrich buying his first land, 200 acres, in Lancaster County. Two years later he purchased an additional 572 acres that was partially improved. This land was purchased for $3,000 and it is logical that he had inherited the money either from his family or from Salome's family as it is hard to believe that he could have accumulated that amount on his own in 6 years. He made frequent
trips from Germantown to his plantation in Pequea, a journey of 60 miles which required two days travel. By 1717 he owned over 3,000 acres and thought it best to remove his family to Lancaster County. He built a house of walnut logs, twenty-four feet square, two stories high with an adjoining kitchen of eighteen by twenty feet. By the time he moved, Pequea had become a large settlement of Swiss and German settlers.He died in 1747 at age 74, which was above the average life expectancy of that time.
At the time of relocation to Pequea, my ancestor Emanuel was fifteen years old. The advantages of education were limited in Lancaster County at this time so the children were sent to Germantown to live with friends of the family and receive their education there. Heinrich felt differently than his neighbors and had his children schooled in both English and German. This remained a family characteristic
until the 19th century and gave the family a distinct advantage in both political and legal activities. Heinrich was one of the largest landholders in the county in the early to mid-1700s which taken with his being a physician gave him a lot of importance.
The oldest son Emanuel (my ancestor) at the age of 16 wrote the epitaph on the monument to memorialize William Penn. He became a man in Lancaster County and married there about 1734 to Caroline Line (Lein) daughter of Johannes Lein an immigrant from Germany. Emanuel and Caroline raised a family of five children in a home not far from Heinrich's home in West Earl Township. Emanuel became very interested in the politics of the county as well as practicing law. He was elected to the Provincial Assembly for the years between 1755 and 1771. He was commissioned Justice the Peace and served in this post for many years, was appointed a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Lancaster County and was President of Justices' County Court at the time of his death in 1780. Emanuel held his father's convictions that man should control his own destiny and was a patriot at the time of the Revolutionary War.
Of the other children of Heinrich Zimmerman, Christian is the only child where a marriage is not found nor any descendents. The remaining children married well in the Swiss-German community in Lancaster County or in Philadelphia County. Gabriel was not as prominent as Emanuel but practiced surveying and had a saw and grist mill. Gabriel married Appolina Hermann. Salome married Dr. John Wistar of
Philadelphia and died shortly after having a daughter named Salome.
Henry became a physician of some note having gone back to Switzerland for his training. He married Susannah Forney, whose family he had brought back with him from Switzerland. Daniel was a merchant and a Colonel in the Militia. Daniel married Magdalena Forney, sister of Susannah. Jacob was a farmer and surveyor and active in affairs of the County and Province. He was elected a member of
the Provincial Assembly in 1765 until his death. Jacob died before the age of 50, had three wives and 10 children. Mary, the baby of the family, married Daniel Fiere in Lancaster. The entire family was active politically and socially, leaving a great many descendants from the emigrant Heinrich Zimmerman.
William Penn had made one restriction on the emigrants: The Germans must anglicize their names. Thus Heinrich Zimmerman became Henry Carpenter. For the following century the descendants carried the dual names of Carpenter /Zimmerman. "Old Heinrich's" decision to have his children be bi-lingual had a lasting effect. It allowed the family to shift between the German and English factions in the county and represent each faction to the other. I am proud to call myself a descendant of Heinrich Zimmerman and Salome Rufener.
IMIGRATION OF ZIMMERMAN/CARPENTER
The Zimmerman family began their migration from Wattenwil, Bern, Switzerland into port at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and on to Germantown. From there they went to Lancaster County where they stayed some 80 years. In 1798 the lure of more land in Ohio called so they moved to Lancaster, Fairfield County. The land was owned by Col. Ebenezer Zane called by Zane's Tract, it being the one at the Hocking River that he received for building a road called Zane's Trace to open the land of Ohio to settlers. The migrating family included Emanuel Carpenter II, wife Mary Smith, four of his daughters, who were married to their Carpenter second cousins, and their spouses, Emanuel III, a nephew Samuel and several other allied families followed by the Shallenbergers, and Reams(also Swiss families). A large settlement was made by the Swiss community with the Carpenters as early leaders.
Emanuel and Mary died in the 1820's outliving their son Emanuel III who died in 1818 of pneumonia he caught while trying to recover monies lent during the War of 1812. He had married Mary Salome (Sarah) Shellenberger about 1801. They had children: Ezra, Amanda, Augustine, Samuel, Catherine and Sarah. After Sarah Shallenberger's death in 1812, Emanuel III married the daughter of a Columbus
farmer, Mary Salome Hess. Three children of his first wife's uncle Michael Cryder had already married older siblings of Mary Salome Hess. What happened to thechildren of the first marriage after the death of Emanuel is a matter of speculation. Their guardian was Sarah's brother Henry Shallenberger, but he moved to Illinois in the early 1820s. Mary Salome Hess married 2nd Samuel Carpenter, who was a nephew of Emanuel III and a Baptist minister. In the years before his marriage to Mary he rode back to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, every year, a trip that took about 2 weeks each way; he also carried letters back and forth, of which many have survived.
More About Henry Carpenter:
Burial: Unknown, Carpenter church graveyard, Lancaster Co, Pa.
Record Change: Jul 11, 2005
More About Henry Carpenter and <Unnamed>:
Marriage: 1701, Berne Canton, Switzerland.
Children of Henry Carpenter are:
- +Emanuel Carpenter, b. 1702, Wattenwyl, Oberland Bern, Switzerland, d. Apr 01, 1780, Earlville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
- +Gabriel Carpenter, b. 1704, Bernese, Oberland, Bern, Switzerland, d. Apr 08, 1767, Earl Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Christian Carpenter, b. 1707, Germantown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. Oct 30, 1787, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
- Salome Carpenter, b. 1709, Lancaster Co, Pa, d. 1736.
- Henry Carpenter, b. 1714, Lancaster Co, Pa, d. 1773.
- Daniel Carpenter, b. 1716, Lancaster Co, Pa, d. 1764.
- Jacob Carpenter, b. 1717, Lancaster Co, Pa, d. Bef. Dec 11, 1772.
- Maria Carpenter, b. 1722, Lancaster Co, Pa, d. 1750.